Recently, Kpop’s one-time super hit, Gangnam Style , officially reached 4 billion views on the YouTube platform. This is the greatest achievement for a Kpop MV, so far no idol group or artist has been able to overcome it. Netizens are no strangers to this 2012 global super hit, when the horse-riding dance has become viral around the world, and everyone is extremely excited and responsive.
Up to now, Gangnam Style has maintained a certain charisma, and regularly reached the top of the most viewed video in the week, competing with the YouTube “princes” of BTS and BLACKPINK .
Gangnam Style reached 4 billion views on 7/3/2021
MV Gangnam Style – PSY
Before this information, netizens left many comments to express their opinions on PSY’s achievements. Unexpectedly, however, a controversy emerged about the significance of this achievement.
– This is still a lot of listeners in Korea now.
– This is a really hot view, no plowing. Both Kpop are considered by each Gangnam Style as a world hit on a USUK level. Nowadays, idols are more popular than Kpop, but the song is not that impressive.
> Ui so is not impressive in your area already. Gangnam Style is very popular, it creates a viral effect but the Western press and media really do not value it as an achievement or any historical change, Gangnam Style is even more prejudiced by Westerners. about Kpop music. They just thought it was like, “Oh that’s funny,” that’s what the person over there was really thinking. I’m not in denial about the popular popularity of Gangnam Style, but don’t you compare it with hits nowadays?
> Must be on par with USUK! Do you know how they evaluate this post by USUK? Like a children’s song … It’s viral because of the horse dance, but doesn’t leave any value behind. And it sounds funny. Over. Gangnam Style is one of the songs that make USUK fans underestimate Kpop music when its lyrics are completely cliché. Like a “HIT” Baby Shark. There are many views, viral, there are no fans to plow, but see if it can compare with anyone? Tell you if Gangnam Style is “on par” of the real USUK, I don’t care much about the latter.
> You are unimpressed, does not mean the party is unimpressed. Looking at the pile of No.1 Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200, Grammy nominations like that, but I’m not impressed. Many Kpop idols now view even faster growth than USUK artists, let alone this MV. Successful arts have to look at performance holistically. Don’t bring a view out to rate a song as “HIT”. If the high view is counted as a success, Baby Shark is ready to “hold” dozens of Grammy trumpets …
– This post back then, my uncle said I didn’t like Kpop, but also listened to it!
– Gangnam Style used to be the most viewed MV on YouTube!
> It is the MV paving the way for YouTube’s future billion-view trend.
Gangnam Style has a strong controversy about the 4 billion view milestone
As can be seen, netizens suddenly argued about the viral nature and value of the song Gangnam Style brings. There are opinions that this is a real hit, real view, even though “many famous idols surpassing Kpop”, they do not own impressive products.
Based on this debate regarding the issue of YouTube views and world achievements, it is not difficult to recognize that the famous idol that surpasses Kpop to reach the world that this audience is referring to are the two names BTS and BLACKPINK. Both are “YouTube monsters”, possessing a series of hegemony achievements and today’s number one boygroup and girlgroup in the world.
… and BLACKPINK was implicitly mentioned in the Gangnam Style controversy?
In response to the idea that Gangnam Style is “a real hit”, netizens said that although its viral popularity is undeniable, in the eyes of the American people, this is nothing more than a “farce. funny “, like” children’s song “. Even the viral Gangnam Style also increases the barrier between USUK and Kpop, making European and American people more prejudiced about the fading and lack of gray matter of the Korean music industry.
Gangnam Style was blurred, a farce in the eyes of the American people, increasing the barrier between Kpop and USUK
Even without mentioning the name, netizens also gave a series of evidence about Grammy, No.1 Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 , … enough to understand that everyone is talking about BTS as an example of an artist. Blurring the musical boundaries between Kpop and USUK.
The awards for the Americans who make up, are being gradually conquered by BTS, truly “reaching out to the world”, not a hit viral song with billions of views but the residual value is nothing. Even netizens also cited Baby Shark , a children’s song with more than 7 billion views as evidence, because no one compared to such a song.
Netizens cited that BTS is really the artist who removes the barriers of Kpop and USUK
MV Dynamite – BTS
As for BLACKPINK, although it is not directly mentioned as BTS, it is undeniable that the group’s influence in the streaming segment is undeniable. From YouTube, Spotify to a series of social media platforms, the girls of YG Entertainment are considered “queens”, with the level of interaction and view growth far exceeding Hollywood stars. The group’s MV billion-view series all owns a uniform and extremely fast view growth, even surpassing BTS. In terms of fandom level, no one can deny that BTS’s fandom is bigger than BLACKPINK, so this view cannot come from only fans of the group. So what is “real hit with real view”?
Owning a series of MV with a strong growth, social influence is at the top, not “real hit”, what should be called BLACKPINK?
MV Lovesick Girls – BLACKPINK
Source: Internet – Clip: YouTube